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ANTIDUMPING DUTY INVESTIGATION


The People's Republic of China  

Mexico.....The Royal Kingdom of Thailand

  Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire from China, Meixco & Thailand  

PETITION: Petition
ITC Questionnaires: US Producers | US Importers | Foreign Producers
DOC Information: Initiation Factsheet | Initiation


Case Nos.
ITC: 731-TA-1207, -1208, -1209
DOC: A-201-843 (Mexico); A-549-829 (Thailand); A-570-990 (China);


Scope

The merchandise covered by these investigations is high carbon steel wire; stress relieved or low relaxation; indented or otherwise deformed; meeting at a minimum the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) A881/A881M specification; regardless of shape, size, or other alloy element levels; suitable for use as prestressed tendons in concrete railroad ties (‘‘PC tie wire’’). High carbon steel is defined as steel that contains 0.6 percent or more of carbon by weight.

PC tie wire is classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 7217.10.8045, but may also be classified under subheadings 7217.10.7000, 7217.10.8025, 7217.10.8030, 7217.10.9000, 7229.90.1000, 7229.90.5016, 7229.90.5031, 7229.90.5051, and 7229.90.9000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigations is dispositive.
 

 
Petition filed for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations into Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire from China, Meixco & Thailand 
On April 23, 2013, the U.S. Department of Commerce ("Commerce") in
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For the purposes of AD investigations, dumping occurs when a foreign company sells a product in the United States at less than normal value.

The merchandise covered by these investigations is steel nails. (For a more detailed description of the scope, see the "Scope" description to the left.)

It is recommended that U.S. international trade counsel assist in defending against the injury allegation, defending against the dumping allegation, and generally responding to questionnaires sent by the U.S. International Trade Commission to Chinese, Mexican, and Thai producers of steel nails, China, Meixco & Thailand exporters of prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire, US importers of prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire, and US purchasers of prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire from China, Meixco & Thailand.



Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire Investigation Timeline:

EVENT AD INVESTIGATION
Petitions Filed  
DOC Initiation Date  
ITC Preliminary Determination*  
DOC Preliminary Determinations**  
DOC Final Determinations**  
ITC Final Determination***  
Issuance of Orders****  

* If the ITC makes a negative preliminary determination of injury, the investigations are terminated.
**These deadlines may be extended under the governing statute.
***This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
****This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the ITC.
 

                                                                                                          

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